Social media has a huge influence on our daily lives. Many people cannot go a day without visiting Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As of 2016, daily social media usage of global internet users amounted to 118 minutes per day, up from 109 daily minutes in the previous year. Currently, the total time spent on social media beats time spent eating and drinking, socialising, and grooming. This is quite staggering.
We share pictures, and videos of our everyday lives and afterwards, we consistently check for the number of likes and comments that the post has garnered.
In fact, some persons go as far as begging people to like their pictures. One can understand begging to like a picture if he or she is contesting for something. But in this case, they are not.
Consequently, if the picture or video doesn’t get thousands or hundreds of votes, you get worried and feel inferior.
You are feeling this way because you are seeking social media validation. Really, you don’t need to seek validation from anyone. This is because you are allowing others to determine your worth when in fact nobody cares (not in a bad way though).
Trolls will always troll you whether you like it or not. And it is beyond your powers to censor social media.
So, no matter how beautiful your picture, #ThePepperThemGang will always say something annoying. So what’s the essence?
Simply stop seeking validation. It is not worthit. However, do not stop slaying.
Written By Damilola Faustino